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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo resigns in wake of harassment report

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has resigned after an inquiry found that he sexually harassed multiple women, prompting efforts to remove him.

“The best way I can help now is if I step aside,” he said, while continuing to deny the claims. The resignation will take effect in 14 days.

Lt Governor Kathy Hochul will become the first woman to lead New York state.

Mr Cuomo had been facing pressure to resign from fellow Democrats, including President Joe Biden.

Just a year ago he was basking in adulation as millions of Americans tuned in daily to his no-nonsense televised briefings on the coronavirus pandemic.

Mr Cuomo is the third New York governor in a row to leave office under a cloud of scandal.

Source:Fiilafmonline/BBC

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